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Hiking with KidsMistakes to Avoid for Happier Trails

Hiking with Kids---Mistakes to Avoid for Happier Trails

Cultivating a love of nature is one of the best things we can do to protect our children's physical, mental and emotional health. Hiking is a...

Tips To Simplify Your Fishing So You'll Fish More Often

Tips To Simplify Your Fishing So You'll Fish More Often

Wouldn't it be amazing to have the time to cast a line while on your way to the grocery store, the bank or even to pick up the kids?  Rural life...

Running Rural: 3 Basic Safety Tips for Country Routes

Running Rural: 3 Basic Safety Tips for Country Routes

Once you start running on country roads, forested trails and other wide open spaces you'll never want to go back to the gym! However, there are...

Lightning Safety Tips

Lightning Safety Tips

Late summer is prime thunderstorm season here in the South. Whether you're hiking, boating, fishing, farming, or hunting an ounce of prevention is...

Mistakes Animals Make

Mistakes Animals Make

Our impressions of wildlife often picture these creatures dashing through the woods with grace and agility.  Deer leap over fences with the style...

Farm Dogs: Introducing your pup to life on the farm

Farm Dogs: Introducing your pup to life on the farm

Some would say life on a farm is not complete without a trusted farm dog. But, training a dog to be comfortable around tractors, livestock, wide...

Author Profile: Jim Mize

Author Profile: Jim Mize

Award-winning writer, Jim Mize, has been a beloved contributor to Rethink:Rural since our inception. As a humor writer, outdoorsman, avid...

Camping with Toddlersit is possible, here's how

Camping with Toddlers---it is possible, here's how

Camping expert, outdoorswoman and mother of two, Corey Hunt, shares her wisdom on how to plan a successful and fun camping trip with toddlers...

Improving Fish Habitat in Small Ponds

Improving Fish Habitat in Small Ponds

Fishing on your own farm pond can provides hours of relaxation and entertainment for adults and children alike. However, it's important to know...

The Safest Fish to Eat (and catch), Advice for Anglers and Fish Lovers

The Safest Fish to Eat (and catch), Advice for Anglers and Fish Lovers

Fish has always been considered a healthy food. However, new reports of mercury and other contaminants can make fish lovers question whether the...